Photo credit: Michael Hnatov
Accession Number: C.2015.125.3
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Credit Line: Gift of George Martin
"A Journey for 9/11" commemorative football signed by George Martin. Printed on the football is the "A Journey for 9/11" logo as well as statistics about the journey:
"George Martin, Former New York Giant | An Historic Cross-Country Walk from New York City to San Diego, California.
Start Date - 9/16/07
International Borders Crossed - 1
States Traveled - 13
Shoes Used - 27
Weight Lost - 41 pounds
Days Traveled - 171
Roadside Change Found - $190.36
End Date - 6/21/08
Socks Used - 413
Bottles of Water Consumed - 1,860
Miles Walked - 3,003
Photos Taken - 16,000+
Steps Taken - 5,206,082
Millions of Dollars Raised for First Responders and Rescue and Recovery Workers - PRICELESS"
On September 16, 2007, former Giants football star George Martin embarked on a charitable cross-country walking tour, “Journey for 9/11.” Martin walked more than 3,000 miles to call attention to the plight of ailing first responders and Ground Zero recovery workers so as to raise money for their medical care. When he arrived at his destination 10 months later, on June 21, 2008, he had raised more than $2 million for the cause, promoted media and public awareness about the plight of those responders, and worn through over 20 pairs of sneakers.